With God’s help, we are memorizing Romans 8. This is a tough chapter – it’s definitely one verse at a time. But it’s happening!
“Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus because, through Christ Jesus, the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death. For what the law was powerless to do in that it was weakened by the sinful nature, God did by sending his own son in the likeness of sinful man to be a sin sacrifice. And so he condemned sin in sinful man in order that the righteous requirements of the law be fully met in us who do not live according to the sinful nature but according to the spirit. Those who live according to the sinful nature have their minds set on what nature desires but those who live in accordance with the spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. The mind of sinful man is death but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace. The sinful mind is hostile to God. It does not submit to God’s laws nor can it do so. Those controlled by the sinful nature cannot please God. You, however, are controlled not by the sinful nature but by the Spirit if God’s spirit lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Christ.”
Thank you, God! Here’s the next verse –
“But if Christ is in you, your body is dead because of sin but your spirit is alive because of righteousness.”
Our bodies will die because of our sin.
When we accept Jesus as our Savior, he makes us right with God and his Spirit brings eternal life to our spirit.
This is the Good News.